Classification: IGP SALENTO BIANCO (white wine).
Production Area: the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi.
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay.
Alcohol content: 12,50% vol.
Soil: alluvial origin soil, mixed (sand, silt and clay) with calcareous zones
Yield: 8 tons of grapes per Ha
Training method: Cordon spur
Vineyard density: 4500-5000 plants per ha
Vinification: after the harvest, very early in the morning, white grapes are de-stemmed and pressed very softly. The must temperature goes down at 10°C, in order to have a decanting. Yeast are added after and the fermentation starts at a controlled temperature of around 16°C.
Ageing: to drink young
Color: golden yellow
Bouquet: slightly fruity with strong hints of apples, pineapple and vanilla
Taste: soft, dry, stylish and nicely lingering
Serving Temperature: 8-10°C
Pairing: fish starters and fish courses